For those of you who like mystery novels, Mitzi’s just written one. The added bonus for readers of this blog is that there’s natural language processing involved in the detective work (I don’t want to give too much away, so I can’t tell you how).
Poetic Justice is in the cozy mystery sub-genre, where the focus is on the amateur sleuths and their milieu, not on grisly multiple homicides.
The Back-Cover Blurb
Once you’ve made it in Manhattan, why would you be caught dead in Staten Island? That’s what Jay Alfred, editor-in-chief of Ars Longa Press, can’t understand. Jay and his partner Ken live on the best block in Chelsea. They’re an attractive pair of opposites. Jay would never stoop to snoop. Ken exercises his right to know every chance he gets.
When Sheba Miller, literary agent and downtown doyenne, is found dead in a bar on Staten Island, Ken can’t wait to investigate. He hustles Jay onto the Staten Island Ferry and into adventure. Then Sheba’s tell-all memoir surfaces. It’s a catalog of white nights with hot artists and liquid lunches with idiot publishers. Jay’s the idiot-in-chief, but he’s not alone. It’s a good thing that Sheba’s dead, because half of literary New York is ready to kill her.
That’s not the only book in town and Ken’s not the only amateur detective. Sheba’s old friends and lovers and the junior members of Ars Longa are all ready and willing to explore New York City and beyond in search of authors, books, killers, and a killer martini.
If you follow the Amazon link below, the first six chapters are available free online through Amazon’s “Look Inside!” feature.
For what it’s worth, at least twenty people have read it and said they enjoyed it. Some (including me) are already clamoring for the second book in the series. Other mystery writers told Mitzi this would happen; luckily for us fans, she already has two follow-ons in the pipeline.
- Publisher: Colloquial Media
- Language: English
- Pages: 324
- ISBN-10: 0-9882087-0-9 (Paperback)
- ISBN-13: 978-0-9882087-0-4 (Kindle)
- Amazon: Paperback ($9.99)
- Amazon: Kindle ($3.99)
- Barnes & Noble: Paperback ($9.64)
- Barnes & Nobel: Nook (to appear in December)
On Amazon, it’s eligible for the 4-for-3 deal (order 4 books, get the cheapest one free).
It’s also available from Amazon UK.
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